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Wild Spirit: The Story of Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Tells the story of Percy Bysshe Shelley - his abandonment of his young wife Harriet, his elopement with Mary Godwin, the deaths of his children, the composition of his poetry, his friendships with the other Romantics, especially Byron, his final months in Italy and his drowning.
Hardcover, 281 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by Trafalgar Square Publishing
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Sep 08, 2012 Helena rated it it was amazing
Admittedly, i'm slightly biased because any book that even mentions Mr Shelley in passing makes me scream like some crazed fan at a Bieber concert. I'm fascinated by PBS and GGB and the rest of the gang, they had such interesting and awesome lives and were utter legends. But their history is also complicated to say the least (possibly all part of the fun) and unless you want to traul through a massive block of text on Wikipedia, "Wild Spirit" is a good place to start. I also hate history books a ...more
I'm giving this two stars ONLY if you look at it as very young adult fiction, even though it's not listed as YA at any library or online book store that I could find. As incredibly shallow telling of the life of a very deep and complicated man, this is more travel journal (without any description of the places traveled) than narrative. When it's not doing a "and then he went to..." thing, we get some of the most unlikely dialog between some of the most literate people to have ever walked the ear ...more
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